Independence Blue Cross will be the largest sponsor of Philadelphia’s bike share system. The system, which will have 60 stations by this spring, will be called Indego, and the bikes will be blue and white. PlanPhilly transportation reporter Jim Saksa is on the scene at this morning’s announcement, and will have an update later today.
Ryan Briggs reports on Jim Kenney’s recent endorsement by the Philadelphia Mobile Food Association (the business association for food trucks and carts) and makes the case that Kenney is positioning himself as the urbanist favorite in the Democratic primary.
Jake Blumgart points out some similarities between the Philadelphia and Chicago elections this year.
The Newsworks NinetyNine blog is tracking all the Mayoral endorsements.
Mark Headd lists numerous ways Philadelphia’s open data policy is falling short, and calls for the next Mayor to step it up.
An anonymous donor gave $250,000 for the restoration of the USS United States ship parked in South Philly.
As in Pennsylvania, incumbent taxi businesses in New Jersey really don’t want to compete with the new ride-hailing services.